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Navigating Record Group 75
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Records

This guide is arranged geographically by state and thereunder contains a listing of tribes and bands living within that state’s borders. Under each entry for a tribe or band is a list of the BIA offices which had a jurisdictional relationship with that tribe, and for which the National Archives holds records. The NARA facility which has records for that office is listed in parentheses next to the entry. We have provided direct links into NARA's Online Catalog whenever possible. While there is an effort to make more National Archives documents available online, many of these records have not been digitized.

It has been impossible to include the name of every subagency and special agency. The most significant omissions are the agencies and subagencies established during the early years of a superintendency, when agents were moved about without permanent assignments to a particular tribe or locality.

Michigan

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Bay Mills Indian Community

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1902-1927 Mackinac Agency  (National Archives at Chicago)
1934-1970 Michigan Agency (National Archives at Chicago)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1902-1927 Mackinac Agency  (National Archives at Chicago)
1934-1970 Michigan Agency (National Archives at Chicago)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Hannahville Indian Community

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1902-1927 Mackinac Agency  (National Archives at Chicago)
1934-1970 Michigan Agency (National Archives at Chicago)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Huron Potawatomi, Inc.

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1902-1927 Mackinac Agency  (National Archives at Chicago)
1934-1970 Michigan Agency (National Archives at Chicago)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1902-1927 Mackinac Agency  (National Archives at Chicago)
1934-1970 Michigan Agency (National Archives at Chicago)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1902-1927 Mackinac Agency  (National Archives at Chicago)
1934-1970 Michigan Agency (National Archives at Chicago)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1902-1927 Mackinac Agency  (National Archives at Chicago)
1934-1970 Michigan Agency (National Archives at Chicago)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1902-1927 Mackinac Agency  (National Archives at Chicago)
1934-1970 Michigan Agency (National Archives at Chicago)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1902-1927 Mackinac Agency  (National Archives at Chicago)
1934-1970Michigan Agency (National Archives at Chicago)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1902-1927 Mackinac Agency  (National Archives at Chicago)
1934-1970 Michigan Agency (National Archives at Chicago)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan

Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1902-1927 Mackinac Agency  (National Archives at Chicago)
1934-1970 Michigan Agency (National Archives at Chicago)
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